Poetry. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, FIELD STUDY chronicles a courtship and marriage through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts. The poems in Travis Mossotti's second collection invite the reader to join in the observation of field work, and to glimpse the devotion required to sustain what is human and what is animal. In these pages, the ethics of nature and relationships are elegantly rendered, revealing who we are by what we see.
Travis Mossotti was awarded the May Swenson Poetry Award by contest judge Garrison Keillor for his first collection of poems About The Dead (USU Press, 2011), and his chapbook My Life As An Island was published by Moon City Press in 2013. Mossotti is the Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis where he lives with his wife Regina and their children Cora and James. Author City: SAINT LOUIS, MO USA